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Is there a cheep way to make water on a layout. I want to make a small pond/lake with a river on my layout Besides using magic water or Realistic Water?

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Some people I know use EnviroTex. I never have. I have used realistic water. I wasn't happy with the results.

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I have seen Marine gloss varnish 2 pot epoxy used and the result was great. Been down for a couple of years and still high gloss. no cracking and no shrinkage. Takes overnight to set.

 You will not be needing a truckload of what ever you decide to use. I would not look for a cheap way around this issue.

I would suggest you try test samples befoe putting anything near the layout

Don

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I've used Clear Silicone Caulk for years on all my layouts and Dioramas. And it works great !!! The Best part about it, if you don't like the way it turn out you can rip it out and start over again.

Ronnie D.:cb:

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There may be another way, go to the home store and get some of that plastic "ripple" material used in shower stall doors. I have a friend who used some for a river and it looks great. He painted the backside dark green and gets compliments on it all the time. This is an old timey idea which is still good today.

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I have seen floor wax used as well as Gloss Medium Both looked good Paul

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The Future floor "wax" really isn't a wax, but an acrylic finish.   It does work.
Take a look at the water made on Troels Kirk's layout.   He uses a varnish with vinyl caulk for the waves. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23577&whichpage=94

That is probably the the least expensive and fastest way to create water.

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I got EnviroTex light at micheals craft store With a 40% off coupon. :glad: Let ya know how it work after i try it out

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W C Greene wrote: There may be another way, go to the home store and get some of that plastic "ripple" material used in shower stall doors. I have a friend who used some for a river and it looks great. He painted the backside dark green and gets compliments on it all the time. This is an old timey idea which is still good today.

Woodie


   BOY ----THAT IS AN OLD IDEA!!!  Takes me back to E.L.Moore, Eric Lanal and John Allen days!!  But you are right --it worked !

 

  Dave  

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E L Moore-whatta gem! I tried to make a copy of every one of his structures from old MR and RMC. Thanks for the memories.

Woodie


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